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Heparin-induced thrombocytopenia testing is over-utilized in cirrhosis & correlates with poor clinical outcomes
Annals of Hepatology
Heparin-induced thrombocytopenia (HIT) is a serious complication seen in hospitalized, medically-ill patients. Evaluation for HIT using a commercially-available ELISA-based test has become increasingly common; however, it does have a high false positive rate. Implications of HIT testing in patients with cirrhosis have not yet been reported. We conducted a single-institution, retrospective review of all patients with cirrhosis admitted over a 29-month period. The student's t-test and the χ2 testpmid:25152988 fatcat:bukvzu7c7jbe7n5tsch3gu4rqi